Light Therapy and the LED Devices Changing the Skincare Game

Light therapy devices using LED (Light Emitting Diodes) for the skin have gained popularity in recent years due to their ability to produce jaw dropping results, from home, and at a great cost-benefit!

I love my LED therapy and regulary treat myself to LED treatments with my own at-home device (at least twice a week!).


Group of Priori LED light devices on grey background

Here are the reasons why I love LED light therapy and why it is so effective for the skin

1. Stimulation of collagen production: LED light therapy stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that gives the skin its structure and elasticity. Collagen helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making the skin look smoother and more youthful.


2. Increased circulation: LED light therapy improves blood circulation in the treated area. This increased circulation brings more oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells, promoting cell renewal and overall skin health.


3. Reduced inflammation: LED light therapy has anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm the skin and reduce redness and swelling. It can be particularly beneficial for people with acne or sensitive skin conditions like rosacea.


4. Killing acne-causing bacteria: Certain wavelengths of LED light, particularly blue light, have been found to kill the bacteria responsible for acne breakouts. Blue light therapy can help reduce acne and prevent future breakouts without the side effects associated with some topical acne treatments.


5. Enhanced wound healing: LED light therapy has been shown to accelerate wound healing by promoting the production of new skin cells and reducing inflammation. It can be used to improve healing after surgical procedures or to aid in the recovery of skin conditions like burns or scars.


6. Non-invasive and painless: LED light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any downtime or recovery period. It is painless and generally well-tolerated by most people.

It's important to note that the effectiveness of LED light therapy can vary depending on the specific wavelengths used, the duration and frequency it is being used.

Woman wearing Omnilux LED Light Contour Face mask

What Exactly is LED Therapy for Skin?


Light therapy using LED (Light Emitting Diodes) for the skin is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that utilises specific wavelengths of light to address various skin concerns.


The treatment involves exposing the skin to low-level LED lights, typically red, blue, or near-infrared lights, which are emitted by LED devices.

This type of treatment is painless, non-invasive and does not require any downtime.

Here is a breakdown of the different types of light used in LED therapy and their amazing effects on the skin

Red Light Therapy

Red light typically falls within the range of 620 to 700 nanometers (nm) on the electromagnetic spectrum. This wavelength of light penetrates deep into the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps maintain skin elasticity. Red light therapy can improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promote wound healing, and enhance overall skin rejuvenation.


Blue Light Therapy

Blue light has a wavelength of around 405 to 420 nm. It has antimicrobial properties and is effective in targeting the bacteria that contribute to acne breakouts. Blue light therapy can help reduce inflammation and kill acne-causing bacteria without causing damage to the surrounding skin cells.


Near-Infrared Light Therapy:

Near-infrared light typically falls within the range of 700 to 1,100 nm. It has the ability to penetrate even deeper into the skin than red light.

Near-infrared light therapy promotes:

  • Tissue repair
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Can have positive effects on various skin conditions such as scars, wounds, and age spots

LED light therapy works by stimulating cellular activity within the skin. When the light is absorbed by the skin cells, it triggers various biological reactions that can lead to the desired outcomes. These reactions include increased blood circulation, activation of fibroblasts (cells responsible for collagen production), and modulation of inflammatory responses.
LED light therapy is often performed in a professional setting, such as a dermatologist's office or Beauty Clinics. The treatment typically involves the use of a specialised LED device that emits the desired light wavelengths. The device is placed in close proximity to the skin, and the treatment area is exposed to the light for a specific duration of time. The duration and frequency of treatments can vary depending on the specific skin concern and the individual's needs.

It is worth noting that LED light therapy is generally considered safe and painless. It does not involve the use of UV rays, which are known to cause skin damage. However, as with any cosmetic treatment, it is recommended to consult with a skincare professional to determine which and if LED light therapy is suitable for your skin type and specific concerns.

Here are the different LED Devices for home LED Therapy

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Omnilux Contour Face
This cult favourite is our best-selling LED Mask for ageing, pigmentation, skin tone improvement and skin health in general

Based on the world’s leading Omnilux MedicalTM light therapy technology, Omnilux Contour Face is an FDA and TGA cleared flexible, portable, affordable home-use device that uses light-emitting diodes (LED) Infrared 830nm and red 633 nm clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall skin tone, firmness, and health.

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Omnilux Clear
Your best LED treatment for acne

Based on the world’s leading Omnilux MedicalTM light therapy technology, Omnilux Clear is an FDA-cleared flexible, portable, affordable home-use device that uses light-emitting diodes (LED) Blue 415nm to reduce or eliminate mild to moderate acne vulgaris and red 633nm reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation.

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Omnilux Men
Your go-to LED treatment for men's skin

Omnilux Men is the first LED mask that is targeted specifically for Men's skin which is quite different to a woman's skin. It is calibrated with three proven wavelengths of light to deeply penetrate into men's skin, which is 25% thicker than women's skin, providing a more robust cellular response in men's skin during LED treatment. This LED mask will address razor burns, dryness, fine lines, dark circles, under-eye bags, skin inflammation, redness, uneven skin tone and texture.Wavelengths of : Red 633nm, Near-infrared 830nm, and Near-infrared 1072nm)

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Omnilux Contour Neck & Décolleté
Best LED treatment for the neck and chest area

Omnilux Contour Neck & Décolleté is the original flexible, patented light therapy device specifically designed to treat the neck and chest. With two wavelengths of red and near-infrared light, optimized energy output, and peer-reviewed studies validating its results, Contour Neck & Décolleté is designed and manufactured using Omnilux's proprietary gold-standard medical device technology.

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Omnilux Contour Glove
Yes, LED treatment for the hands!

Combined red (633nm) and near-infrared (830nm) wavelengths of light work to reduce joint pain, inflammation, and redness, while boosting collagen and elastin production. What results is healthier, smoother, and more relieved skin.

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LightStim for Wrinkles
Your best LED option for targeted areas of ageing

LightStim for Wrinkles is a high-quality, easy-to-use, at-home device that combines therapeutic light energy with patented technology to treat your fine lines and wrinkles to help recapture that plump youthful appearance. LightStim for Wrinkles utilises wavelengths of Amber 605nm, Light Red 630nm, Dark Red 660nm and Infrared 855nm with a total of 72 LEDs.

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LightStim for Acne
Your best LED option for targeted areas of acne, pimples and breakouts

LightStim for Acne uses blue light to destroy acne-causing bacteria, and red light to help soothe and calm the skin.

Blue light has an anti-bacterial effect on the skin to help clear acne and breakouts. LightStim for Acne utilizes wavelengths of Blue and Red with a total of 36 LEDs.



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PRIORI UnveiLED Flexible Light Therapy Mask

The Priori UnveiLED Flexible Light Therapy Mask is an innovative device that emits two types of light, red and infrared, which penetrate the skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.



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PRIORI UnveiLED Light Therapy Neck and Décolleté Mask

PRIORI UnveiLED Light Therapy Neck and Décolleté Mask is an FDA-approved mask that works by using red and infra-red light to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which leads to more radiant skin, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture, and overall rejuvenation.

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PRIORI UnveiLED Light Therapy Glove

Priori UnveiLED Light Therapy Glove is designed for your comfort and convenience! You can wear it whenever and wherever you like, as it doesn't need to be plugged in and runs on a rechargeable battery. It's perfect for when you want to relax or do your regular tasks. Plus, the software makes sure that it's safe and easy to use, with a pre-set 10-minute session time.

About The Author

I am Sari, a qualified Skin Therapist here at Skinmart. I have been in the skincare industry for over 15 years. I have a holistic approach to skin and my passion lies in ‘Health’. My philosophy is if we are healthy on the inside, then it shows our vitality on the outside. I have furthered my knowledge with courses in Skin Anatomy, Advanced Skin Concerns, Advanced Skin Needling and Fitness. My emphasis is on guiding my clients through their journey of skin concerns and conditions. I like to educate my clients and find the potential triggers for their skin concerns or condition so that together we can eliminate the root of the cause. I aim to give personalised consultations with treatment and correct prescribed skin products.

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